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Ava DuVernay Gives a Behind-the-Scenes Look at A WRINKLE IN TIME

Ava DuVernay Gives a Behind-the-Scenes Look at A WRINKLE IN TIME

Disney’s big budget adaptation of one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time, has just wrapped principal photography. And to celebrate, director Ava DuVernay, best known for Selma, has taken to Twitter  (via Deadline) to share some of the first pics from the set with eager fans of the beloved 1963 science-fantasy young adult novel.

The book centers around a young girl named Meg Murray (Storm Reid), whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project known as tesseract (no, not that tesseract, Avengers fans). Together with her child prodigy younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and their friend, they are helped by three mysterious women who take the kids to furthest reaches of space to help find their missing dad.

The novel was one of the first children’s books to tackle such concepts as quantum theory and multiple dimensions, and might even be one of the first known kid’s books to use the term “space time continuum,” and was filled with tons of then cutting-edge ideas. The above image shared by DuVernay should be of particular interest to fans of the book, as it appears to feature the kids arrival on the planet Ixchel, and their first meeting with its bizarre inhabitants.

DuVernay’s adaptation of the novel features quite the formidable cast, including Chris PineGugu Mbatha-Raw, Moonlight’s Andre Holland, Zach Galifianakis, and Michael Peña, among others. Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling round out the principle cast as the otherworldly Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Who, respectively.

A Wrinkle In Time has been adapted before, first as a theatrical play, an opera, and a graphic novel. Most recently it was filmed as a television movie back in 2003. But none have had the budget and care that’s gone into the recently wrapped version, which is set to hit theaters in April of 2018. You can see more photos shared by DuVernay from the set down below, most of which are of the Murray family at home, before their intergalactic journey begins.

What do you think of this latest adaptation of the classic novel? Do you think this version will finally do the book justice? Let us know what you think down below in the comments.

Images: Walt Disney Company / Farrar, Straus & Giroux

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